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As part of birthday present, first lady to remain in Hawaii alone

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Part of President Obama’s birthday gift to his wife is extra time away from himself, and from Washington.

Mr. Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia will return to the White House on Sunday, but first lady Michelle Obama will remain in Hawaii for another few days, according to the White House.
As they typically do, the first family spent the holiday season in Hawaii on an extended luxury vacation.

As the president returns to Washington, Mrs. Obama, who turns 50 on Jan. 17, will stay in Hawaii and spend time with friends ahead of her birthday, the White House said.

Mr. Obama and his daughters are expected back in Washington Sunday morning.

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Ben Wolfgang

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Ben Wolfgang covers the White House for The Washington Times.

Before joining the Times in March 2011, Ben spent four years as a political reporter at the Republican-Herald in Pottsville, Pa.

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